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Underneath it all : a history of women's underwear

Author: Amber J Keyser
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women's undergarments became complex structures designed to shape their bodies to fit the fashion ideals of the time. In the modern era, undergarments are out in the open, from the designer corsets Madonna wore on stage to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
History
Literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keyser, Amber.
Underneath it all.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2017010951
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amber J Keyser
ISBN: 9781512425314 1512425311 9781512498837 1512498831
OCLC Number: 974796150
Target Audience: Age: 13-18.; Grade 9 to 12.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Beyond frippery and lace --
Leather and linen --
Brace yourself --
19th century upheaval --
Innovation and invention --
Bombers and bombshells --
Big business and the bra --
Inside out --
The perfect body --
Epilogue: express yourself --
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For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women's undergarments became complex structures designed to shape their bodies to fit the fashion ideals of the time. In the modern era, undergarments are out in the open, from the designer corsets Madonna wore on stage to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement on Instagram. This feminist exploration of women's underwear reveals the intimate role lingerie plays in defining women's bodies, sexuality, gender identity, and body image. It is a story of control and restraint but also female empowerment and self-expression.

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